Hello lovely friends,
Yes, I love eating, and as you can tell from my last post, I have braces, which can make one of my favorite actions in life a frustrating and daunting task, sometimes. But, fear not! As I’m sure you could have guessed, I have ample ideas to help keep those chompers clean with or without the braces. It’s not always convenient to carry around some type of oral sanitizing device with you, but a tasty treat can both cleanse your palate–and your teeth–whilst satiating your cravings.
Let me break it down for ya!
What’s the What:
What to Look Out For:
It’s important for us all to keep in mind how fastened our dietary choices are to many aspects of our life, and this includes our dental health. I find this topic very interesting so thanks for letting me share with you. And remember…bite responsibly!
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Good Evening Everyone,
Oh, how I’ve missed writing so very much! There have been many new occurrences and happenings lately in my life that have swept me away, but they are all good changes. A good shake-up is something I always welcome because as much as we all like to resist and avoid change, I understand it is necessary and wonderful for all of us.
I thought it best to keep up with the ever-changing mood of my life lately in today’s post, which is all about braces and food. Oddly enough, the mouth–from my observations–is mainly focused on, in the media, as a point of sexual attraction and stimulation, but rarely is the mouth, or the teeth within a mouth, focused on as a utilitarian device for, well, consumption. There are of course numerous ads for teeth cleaning devices and aesthetic improvement tools for ones lips and teeth, but rarely are these ads aimed at why having clean, less crowded teeth is important. When they are aimed at this topic, the scientific tip is second to the exquisite design of the ad and the beautiful person displaying said product. My point? Today I would like to talk about what it means to have those chompers all bracketed up with metals or ceramics and how this act impacts our eating habits which in turn impacts our oral health. Yes, it’s all connected!
Digestion begins in the mouth as a mechanical process wherein we chew our food, break it down into small particles and then our saliva, which contains the enzyme ptyalin, begins the digestion of starch from food into maltose (a sugar/disaccharide). Knowing this process is important because having a device like braces in your mouth could potentially hinder you from chewing properly or at all. The mouth is where all physical consumption begins and that’s why braces can become a true nuisance if you’re not careful.
Here are a few thoughts and recommendations to those of you out there braced up.
I hope this post was helpful and gave some of you a better perspective on the many aspects of the eating world.
Sending all of my braced and non-braced friends out there love and un-gunked teeth thoughts! And remember… bite responsibly (especially with those bracket buddies). :p